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Young Pioneers of America


Young Pioneers of America

The Young Pioneers of America or Young Pioneers League of America was a

  • Reproduction of a US Young Pioneer leaflet form the Library of Congress

External links

  • Mishler, Paul (1999). Raising Reds; the Young Pioneers, radical summer camps and Communist political culture in the United States. New York:  


  1. ^ Mishler 1999, pp. 6042, 61
  2. ^ Investigation of Communist propaganda : report, pursuant to H. Res. 220. Washington: U. S. Govt. Print. Off.,. 1931. p. 85. 
  3. ^ Mishler 1999, p. 44
  4. ^ Mishler 1999, p. 42
  5. ^ Mishler 1999, pp. 44, 49-50
  6. ^ Mishler 1999, pp. 48-9
  7. ^ Mishler 1999, pp. 55-7
  8. ^ Worldcat. "Young Comrade". 
  9. ^ Worldcat. "Young Pioneer". 
  10. ^ MSULibraries catalog. "Pioneer". 
  11. ^ Getty Research library Catalog. "New pioneer (New York, N.Y.)". 


  • Young Comrade Chicago, Junior Section of the Young Workers League of America (later Young Pioneers of America) Vol. 1 #1 Nov. 1923 - Vol. 5 #6 Nov. 1928[8]
  • Young Pioneer New York, Young Pioneers of America Vol. 6 #1 Feb. 1929 - Vol. 8 #1 Jan. 1931[9]
  • Pioneer New York: Pioneer, Vol. 1 #1 May 1931[10]
  • New Pioneer New York: Pioneer Pub. Co., Vol. 1 #2 June 1931 Vol. 10 #10 Feb. 1939[11]


  • Potamkin, Harry Alan. Rady, Gertrude. Morrow, D. Marya Pioneer song book, songs for workers' and farmers' children New York : New Pioneer, 1933
  • Kay, Helen. We demand: a story of any boy and any girl New York City: National Committee Unemployed Councils, Young Pioneers of America, 1933 (Pamphlet no. 1 issued for the Campaign against Child Misery, Hunger and Labor.)
  • Campion, Martha; Mary Morrow illustr. Who Are the Young Pioneers? New York: New Pioneer Pub. Co., 1934 Available in different formats online.


[7] Perhaps the most successful project of the Young Pioneers were their


YPA troops would meet in local workers centers, labor lyceums and halls owned by Communist affiliated groups. Each local branch was sponsored by an adult organization such as the African American, Cuban or American Indian members) and some branch meetings were conducted in English, despite all the members being native Yiddish speakers. Nevertheless, the YPA had a strong ethnic base, largely among Eastern European Jewish Americans and Finnish Americans and in New York were most active in the Jewish neighborhoods of the Bronx and Brooklyn.[6]

[4] According to the



  • Organization 1
  • Camps 2
  • Publications 3
    • Periodicals 3.1
  • References 4
    • Bibliography 4.1
  • External links 5


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